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Invisalign vs. Braces

SO. MUCH. INFORMATION. Ok we know. We’re trying our hardest not to overload you completely. Check out some info below if you’re comparing Invisalign® versus braces to help you choose the best option.

What are Invisalign® and Braces?

Invisalign® and braces are types of orthodontic appliances used to straighten teeth. This may include gaps, crooked teeth, overlapping teeth and problems with your bite. Invisalign® uses clear removable aligners, and braces are made of wires, brackets, bands and other parts.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign® vs. Braces?


The benefits of Invisalign® vs. braces are “clear” – Get it?:

  • Transparent aligners that are not visible
  • Removable
  • No restrictions on foods
  • Easier to brush and floss

How is the Procedure Different for Invisalign® vs. Braces?

Invisalign® requires a 3D map of your teeth to create a series of aligners. You switch out the aligners every week. With braces, the brackets, bands and wires are permanently affixed to your teeth, and you come to our office for periodic adjustments. These adjustments involve makings changes to the wires to slowly re-position your teeth.

What Can Be Corrected with Invisalign® vs. Braces?

At Lineberger Orthodontics, our orthodontists are able to correct similar orthodontic problems with Invisalign® and braces. Even if you have been told by another Invisalign® provider that you are not a candidate for the aligners, we may have a way you can use Invisalign®. We have the highest Invisalign provider status you can possibly be (this is important people!)

What Should I Expect from Invisalign® vs. Braces?

The Invisalign® aligners are smooth and comfortable. You will need to get used to having the extra bulk of the aligners in your mouth, but they are fairly thin, so this only takes a few days. With braces, you may have to deal with tenderness and raw areas on your cheeks, lips and tongue, caused by the metal wires and brackets.

What are the Differences in Cost for Invisalign® vs. Braces?

SURPRISE! We offer Invisalign® and braces at the same cost. There is absolutely no “upcharge” like you may find at other Invisalign® providers.

Is Insurance Coverage the Same for Invisalign® vs. Braces?

This depends. Sorry we know you hate that answer. We can certainly review your coverage for both and show you the benefits from the insurance company and your anticipated out-of-pocket costs.We also offer in-house financing.

Our techniques for using Invisalign® vs. braces give our patients more options for their orthodontic treatments. Lineberger Orthodontics offers Invisalign® for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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